It's cold outside,it's the build up to Christmas and you fancy a nice hot drink....but tea,coffee or hot chocolate just doesn't cut it....how about a festive hot mulled wine? The options are simple,buy a bottle ready mixed,visit a Christmas market and buy from a stall by the glass or....make your own!Our simple recipe is just what you need if you go the make your own route ! This mulled wine recipe couldn't be easier to do. Don't bother with expensive wine - a cheap red will work just fine and nobody will ever know the difference! Start with a little sugar, then add more to taste. This recipe can be easily doubled or trebled.
INGREDIENTS... (serves 4)
1 litre dry red wine
2 (5cm) cinnamon sticks
1 dessertspoon whole cloves
1 dessertspoon whole allspice
1 large piece of orange peel (don't use the pith)
1 large piece lemon rind (avoid the pith)
4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
1) In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, lemon peel and orange peel. Heat gently, but don't bring to the boil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and once dissolved, taste to see if you'd like to add more.
2) Keep hot on medium to low heat for 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse the wine. Serve your mulled wine hot in glasses or mugs.
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